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Rybelsus®: New Oral Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by Amanda Dexter on February 21, 2020 at 11:57 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new oral medication for blood glucose management in adult patients with type 2 diabetes. Manufactured by Novo Nordisk, Rybelsus® (semaglutide) is the first drug in a class of medications known as GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide) inhibitors that do not need to be injected.

This is very exciting news in that many patients with type 2 diabetes are not able to be adequately managed with oral medications alone, and often need to add injectables into their treatment regimen. Rybelsus® gives patients a new option for treating their diabetes without potentially needing to go down that path. Below we will outline the important factors you should know about this new medication.

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Topics: Oral Medications, Rybelsus

Managing the Medicine Cabinet

Posted by Amanda Dexter on April 4, 2016 at 10:24 AM

The most common prescription medications pose risks to your patients’ ocular health. Spot them on the chart so you can be prepared to rein in their possible side effects. 

Let's get control of the medicine cabinet.

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Topics: Links, Oral Medications

Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery

Posted by Amanda Dexter on March 24, 2016 at 9:00 AM

A new regenerative medicine approach may have broad therapeutic implications on tissue and organ repair after cataract surgery, repairing vision.

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Topics: Links, Oral Medications

Identifying Malignant Eyelid Tumors

Posted by Amanda Dexter on March 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Here is an interesting article by Jason Zhang MD, Bradley Thuro MD, Gail Morrell COT ABN, Bita Esmaeli MD about Malignatnt eyelid tumors.
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Topics: Links, Oral Medications

Oral Medications in Eye Care Treatment

Posted by Amanda Dexter on March 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Dr. Walt Whitley of Virginia Eye Consultants speaks with Dr. Bridgitte Shen Lee at SECO about the role of prescribing oral medications for the treatment of ocular conditions in this video.

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Topics: Links, Oral Medications

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